About the Competition

Thank you for visiting the ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition Site.  We are updating the contents of this page for the 2011 competition, so please check back.
The timeline for the 2011 competition will be as follows:
Deadline for applications: December 3, 2010 
Applicants notified of eligibility: December 10, 2010
Competition dates: January 17-31, 2011 
Finalist teams announced: February 21, 2011 
Site visit by finalist team rep: March 4, 2011 
Final presentations to jury: March 31, 2011
About the ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition


The ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition, now in its eighth year, offers graduate-level students the opportunity to form their own multidisciplinary teams and engage in a challenging exercise in responsible land use. Student teams comprising at least three disciplines will have two weeks to devise a comprehensive design and development program for a real, large-scale site fraught with challenges and opportunities. Submissions will consist of boards that include drawings, site plans, tables, and market-feasible financial data. Please visit the competition archives to view previous submissions.  ULI will announce this year’s competition site on January 18, 2010, which is the day the competition officially gets underway.


The ULI/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition is part of the Institute’s ongoing effort to raise interest among young people in creating better communities, improving development patterns, and increasing awareness of the need for multidisciplinary solutions to development and design challenges. This competition is an ideas competition; there is no expectation that any of the submitted schemes will be applied to the site. The winning team will receive $50,000 and the finalist teams $10,000 each.

The Competition Web Site

This Web site is dedicated to the urban design competition. It will be continually updated and supplemented as the competition progresses. Changes to the Web site will be indicated on the Update History page. Competitors and the public should direct all questions to udcompetition@uli.org.